33 million watched All-Stars debut.

33 million watched All-Stars debut.
The first episode of Survivor All-Stars, which repeats tonight, was, as CBS brags, “the fourth highest rated episode of SURVIVOR ever” with 33.27 million viewers. That’s impressive, until you realize that the last half hour of the Super Bowl was watched by almost 99 million people. Thus, during the post-game crap, CBS lost 66 million viewers. USA TODAY notes that the show began “35 minutes later than the 2001 edition.” Overall, that was 27 percent fewer than the 45.4 million people who stuck around for the post-Super Bowl Survivor Australia.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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